Somerville Falls in First Round of 'High School Quiz Show'
Somerville fell to Lincoln-Sudbury in the first round of the trivia show.
It was the second year in a row Somerville made it onto the show. In 2012, Somerville also lost in the first round.
Somerville was within striking distance of Lincoln-Sudbury going into the final "lightning round" of the show, but Lincoln-Sudbury surged ahead in the final round, thanks in large part to the rapid-fire play of Justin, who answered several questions in a row.
In the end, Somerville walked away with 290 points, and Lincoln-Sudbury earned 500. The winning team will face off against Brookline on April 14.
Even with Sunday's loss, the Somerville team may have a bright future. Only one of the players, Zoe Iacovino, is scheduled to graduate at the end of the year.
Miles Bain and Celine Lessard-Brandt will be seniors next year, and the forth member of the team, John Iacovino (Zoe's brother), will be a junior next year.
What's more, the team's two alternates will also be available next year. R.J. Bingham will be a senior and Graham Lessard-Brandt will be a junior.
The 16 best public-school trivia teams in the state compete on the show.
To say, "There's always next year," in this case, is a realistic goal.